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now see for yourself why millions have switched to finish. join the finish revolution. and for two years in a row, finish quantum was rated #1 by a leading consumer publication. this morning on "early today," poor under hamas. a grizz ellie massacre in syria. final frontier, the space shuttle enterprise is hoisted on the new home in new york city. and stab in the dark, have archeologists unearthed an unholy centuries old secret from bulgaria's mid eeville past? captions paid for by nbc-universal television this is "early today" for today, june th, 2012. we begin with reports of another syrian massacre. two weeks after the world was outraged by the mass killing of more than 100 people, syrian
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activists say there has been a similar attack by forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. pro-government militia and security forces killed at least 78 people including women and children in the central province of hamas. the syrian observatory for human rights groups said army troops shelled the area and militiamen armed with guns and knives, carried out the attack. in turkey, secretary of state hillary clinton told a meeth of foreign ministers a transition in syria must include full powers for interim government and free elections. back here at home, opening arguments set for next monday in the child sex abuse case against jerry sandusky. yesterday the last of 12 jurors and 4 alternates chosen. several have connections to the university something the judge in the case called unavoidable in such a small community.
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brian mooar reports. >> reporter: though it once seemed unlikely a judge seated the 12th member of the jury that will decide the child sex abuse case against former penn state coach jerry sandusky. >> the judge is moving the case along quickly. the jury selection process, he didn't waste any time in phase two this morning. >> reporter: juror 12 was seated before lunch. a day-and-a-half after jury selection started. that silenced those who believed it was impossible to find a jury under a small community with such close ties to penn state and its legendary football team. the judge says the ties are to be expected some of the connections were a little too close. >> 15 people knew a member of the -- a person named on the prosecuti prosecution witness list. 20 people knew someone on the defense list, which is longer. >> reporter: one juror is a current student, another's father said he called with mike
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mcqueary. for those who didn't make the jury, mixed feelings. >> i felt like i could have been a neutral juror. >> a little bit thankful i didn't get picked because i do own my own business, would have caused me hard times. >> reporter: sandusky is accused of abusing ten boys over a period of 15 years, charges he has repeatedly denied. nbc news has learned the prosecution sbepd intends to kick off their case with a letter written to one of the victims a document that spells out an inappropriate relationship with the former coach. brian moore, nbc news. a security breach at two widely used websites compromised the private information of millions of users. the social business met work linked in and online dating service e-harmony. some of the pass words were stolen and millions appear to have been linked and leaked on
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the internet. both companies declined to say how many accounts have been breached. cyber security experts advise that users of both websites should change their pass words immediately, especially if they use the same code to access other online accounts. now here is a look at other story making news in america. in new york, quite a sight the space shuttle enterprise is home for good. crowds watched as the pro toetype made the final journey hoisted on a barge and on the deck of the intrepid which serves as an aerospace museum. it took three hours to lift it in space. visitors can see it up close next month. chilling moments occurred during a robbery in a cell phone store in texas. just as it was happening, a dad entered with his 4-year-old daughter. one of the robbers aimed his gun at the father, then asked the child, the man handed over his wallet and hugged his little girl. the robbers are still on the
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loose, scary. in new york the operator of a commuter train caught reading the newspaper instead of keeping his eyes on the tracks. at times he appeared to be staring at his cell phone. transit officials say it's not accept an. the magic kingdom wasn't magical for a pair of teens. showed up dressed as peter pan and tinkerbells. employees said they looked like the real deal, they were ordered to change in replacement clothes or leave, disney world argued it would have been confusing to kids in the park. i'm confused about so many elements. we go to nbc meterologist bill karins. first of all who brings a change of clothes when they go to an amusement park -- >> there is a whole portion of the population we won't try to
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offend you can get married in cinderella's castle have your wedding. >> i will stop you right there and i will ask you to move on to the weather. >> i worked with a girl who wanted to do that. >> there are plenty of people, bill. >> i had to counsel her so many times. good morning, here what is we're dealing with weather-wise, a lot of big thunderstorms yesterday and two big metropolitan areas, around denver and dallas. denver, large hail, amazing pictures coming out of there, the kusa website, pictures of quarter to golf ball size hail, a lot of funnel clouds reported too, and weak tornadoes, seven of them. dallas area, that is where we also saw storms, 30,000 people lost power at one point, now it's starting to calm down a little bit. a lot of lightning strikes shifted to the south of the dallas-fort worth area, waco dealing with big thunderstorms on interstate 35. 5000 or 6,000 lightning strikes in this region over the last hour. those storms should be slowly
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weakening, in denver the storms have moved out and we're looking at dry morning. over the next 48 hours the best chances for additional thunderstorms definitely florida along the gulf coast, northern plains, and from dallas in areas just south of oklahoma city. the forecast today, this is feeling just like summer out there in many areas, dry morning, sunshine, pop the thunderstorms up throughout much of the southern half of the country, hit and miss, also a few in new england. that is the thursday forecast, now the weather outside your window. a beautiful day throughout portions of the midwest and ohio valley. high pressure is in control, humidity levels are low. we shouldn't see much in the way of thunderstorms. looking nearly perfect from atlanta to nashville. at least it took a little bit but feels and looks like june. >> i'm loving it. bill, thanks so much. >> coming up wall street zooms at least one day. the nasdaq offers up financial facebook apology. the most fuel efficient car on
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american roads today. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. she allegedly wrote a song about her times with him, now he's having his say. coming up the devils live for another day and the thunder roll in the nba finals. you're watching "early today."
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good morning welcome back to "early today" i'm lynn berry here is some of the top headlines this morning. federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers, baggage land heres at puerto rico's largest airport for snuggling dub drugs. it sent millions of cocaine for at least a decade. a dock from japan that is almost 70 feet long wash aid shore on a beach in oregon. ripped loose by the tsunami, it
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took more than a year to make the 5000 trip across the pacific. radiation readings on the dock were normal. ray bradbury, one of the all time giants of science fiction died at 91. perhaps best known for the book "far ren height 451" it anticipated electronic tv and ipods long before they became a scientific reality. hours after threatening to sue the former miss pennsylvania for her claims that the miss usa pageant was rigged, donald trump has given her a second chance. demanding a written retraction and apology within the next 24 hours for her to avoid being sued for "massive damages." archeologists in bull gar ra found two men buried with iron rods in their chest. it's thought people fear they had would rise from the dead as vampires. the 800-year-old grave is the latest of more than 100 vampire
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skeletons discovered in bulgaria over recent years. now here's an early look how wall street will kick off the day. dow opens at 12,414 after skyrocketing 286 points. s&p soared 29, nasdaq spiked 66. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo the nikkei rose 106 points, while in hong kong the hang seng gained 157. speculation the u.s. and europe will help their economies sent stocks surging to their best day of the year wednesday. hopeful investors clung to comments from a trio of federal reserve officials indicating the central bank might need to take new actions to support economic growth. in other words, stimulus. today traders will be listening for any similar hints from fed chief ben bernanke's testimony before congress on the nation's economic health. adding to investors hopes. the beige book survey
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contradicted last week's dismal jobs report, with reports of nationwide growth. the result sent the dow back in positive territory for 2012, after last friday's sell off wiped out the year's gains. home builders rallied helped by a strong earnings report, rising applications for new mortgages. morgan stanley jumped 8% amid reports private equity firms may try to buy a stake in the bank's commodities business. on the down side, halliburton fell on news a shortage of fracking materials will double its north american profit losses this quarter. meanwhile, mattress maker temprapedic climbed 49% after slashing quarterly profit estimates in half. nasdaq's chief told cnbc the exchange is embarrassed as an organization and set aside $40 million to compensate losses incurred by facebook's botched ipo. financial firms say that falls
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far short of an estimated $100 million lost. finally, the most fuel efficient car in u.s. history, is ready to hit the road. honda's new he electric fit, clocks in at 118 miles per gallon. sounds good me. coming up new jersey's devils avoid a sweep, managing a first step in the most unlikely of comebacks. oklahoma beats texas but not on the gridiron, on the nba hardwood. the early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather starting to look and feel like summer across many areas of the country. the forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." everyone's hair breaks.
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reducing breakage up to 97%. ♪ think only salon brands can do that? i dare to compare... will you? [ female announcer ] anti-breakage from pantene. hair so healthy it shines. good morning if you're just waking up this is "early today." in sports last night in the stanley cup finals the new jersey devils forced the los angeles kings to put away their brooms. here is fred roggin with a look at all the sports headlines. good morning, well, the la kings will have to wait longer to capture their first stanley kuchlt the devils took game four and they are still alive. there is the cup itself. kings trying to go for the sweep, the devils would not go away easily. game scoreless heading in the third period, new jersey struck
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first, patrik elias, gave it back 62 seconds later. the game was tied at one. however, the night belonged to the difls. david clarkson to adam henrique, fired it past jonathan quick. they later added an empty netter. kings lead 3 games to 1. they can wrap it up saturday, game five in new jersey. half of the nba finals set after a victory by oklahoma city. game six thunder hosting the spurs. san antonio in control early thanks to tony parker. 21 of 29 in the first half. spurs up by as many as 18. oklahoma city turned it on behind a stellar performance by kevin durant. 20 of the 34 in the second half. oklahoma city led it 79-77. rustle westbrook added 25 including a lay up plus the foul. six point lead. now the dagger, durant to
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parkins for the jam. durant hug his family, still 14 seconds to play. no worries. thunder eliminate the spurs 107-99 after trailing two games to none. the thunder are the western conference champs and await the winner of the heat-celtics series. that is the early look at sports on "early today" i'm fred roggin. is she or isn't she having a baby? who was last night's big country music winner? an american rainbow family celebrates achievements they once could only have dreamed of. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today" on this thursday morning, as you're heading out today there is not many areas dealing with rainy, wet weather. soupt of dallas is one of those spots. this afternoon looks like summer, typical afternoon storms with plague new florida along the gulf coast and a few from boston to new york. as we go toward tomorrow, quieter for friday across the country. up in northern new england, could have strong thunderstorms. we're looking okay as we head toward the weekend. if you're watching us on who-tv, channel 13, des moines iowa. the saber tooth cat and other beasts make their return in an i ma tronic form at ice age at the zoo. that is the "early today" event of the day.
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i think some things we're happy went extinct. bill, thanks. an early look at headlines in entertainment. us weekly reports gisele and tom brady are expecting baby number two. however, a spokesman tells the boston here old it's the first she has heard of it. take what you will. carrie underwood won the third video of the year award at last night's cmc music awards. tmz reports debra messing is divorcing her husband of 11 years. >> axl rose robbed of three golden diamond necklaces worth $200,000 after a paris guns and roses concert. are they still doing concerts? >> i guess so. >> john mayer is not happy with taylor swift over her song "dear john" he told "rolling stone wt "he didn't deserve it and it was a lousy thing for her to do. charlie sheen admitting during his "winning" phase when
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he walked away from two and a half men he quicksanded and was in denial. he makes no apologies for still drinking, saying he favors straight vodka "because i've always said that ice is for injuries" only charlie sheen. from wfla, newschannel 8 in tampa, florida in lakeland high school, graduation is a big deal for one family. that is because seven adopted siblings are all getting their diplomas this week. they were born in places like china, ethiopia, viet nam, never thought graduating would be possible in their homeland, they are part of a family of 18 kids including 14 adoptees and their parents plan to welcome two new additions from china later this year. wow. i'm lynn berry this isserter just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a cool start on this thursday. temperatures early opera 50's. this with the coolest day for the next several. 57 degrees in westminster. a mixture of sun and clouds. we have a slight chance for rain shower. most of the one not see any rain. high temperature between 73 and 80. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. stay with us. >> 59 degrees on tv hill. the grand opening of maryland live! casino comes with some
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